PMO Analyst

Ref: 366| Posted: 1st Aug 2018

This vacancy is now closed
We are looking for a PMO Analyst for a 12 month fixed term contract in Gourock.  The PMO Analyst is a critical member of the PMO team and a key partner in the delivery of change within the organisation, working closely with programme and project delivery teams, including programme/project managers and senior management. 
Applicants should have proven experience with a project office / PMO environment, either as an analyst, project coordinator, junior project manager, or similar. You will need a thorough understanding of project methodologies such as Prince 2, MSP plus strong MS Word, Project, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Practised in working to programme and project management frameworks such as Prince 2, MSP and APM
  • Possession of relevant certification, such as Prince 2, MSP, PMP, P30.
  • Experience of working within a project based environment where prioritisation of work and competing deadlines are the norm
  • Business transformation, public and private sector change experience would be an advantage
  • Detailed knowledge of P3 office processes and practices, project tools, methodologies and reporting
  • Ability to communicate the value of good governance and its relationship to effective project delivery
  • Excellent communication skills which have enabled you to gain support from senior management and stakeholders
  • Understanding of change, strategic and business planning processes
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a high pressure environment
  • Exceptional communication, networking and stakeholder management skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications including MS Project (ideally MS Project Server), MS Excel, MS Visio and MS Word.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
  • Initiative; the ability to hit the ground running, work independently, to generate ideas and deliver them
  • Flexibility, adaptability and openness to change, with a focus on continual improvement
  • Ability to find solutions in unstructured environments
  • Ability to collaborate with a wide range of people and personalities across the projects environment
  • Integrity and passion in delivering change in the right way
  • Deliver a comprehensive PMO service to support the delivery of projects, programmes and the overall business change portfolio
  • Implement effective practices to drive projects to deliver successfully within the governance framework
  • Produce MI for Programme Boards to agreed time and quality standards
  • Develop and maintain project, programme and portfolio status information, progress tracking and monitoring
  • Facilitate and support governance framework processes such as gate and check point reviews
  • Provide reporting and governance support to the executive team and senior management
  • Provide reporting to external stakeholders
  • Facilitate and support lessons learned sessions, and maintain the master log
  • Provide project inductions / lead project on boarding activities
  • Provide customised templates/tools where required.
  • Implement a solid information management function and record keeping systems
  • Utilise communication and influencing skills to develop productive stakeholder relationships
  • Facilitate workshops and lead working groups to deliver specific improvements
  • Execute 'health-checks' to validate that P3 (Portfolio, Programme & Project) activities are on-track to deliver and highlight areas of risk
  • Create and analyse appropriate reports for senior audiences
  • Assist project and programme managers throughout the project lifecycle
  • Work with planning and risk functions to support project managers to providing detailed project plans and RAID logs
  • Administer PMO department planning and reporting
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package